20 YARD SKIP
20 cubic yards (15.3 cubic metres).
6.1m x 2.4m x 1.2m
20 yard skips are suitable for lighter, bulky materials and also heavier waste such as stone and soil.
SKIP GUIDE SIZE
To make life easier for you, we’ve included skip sizes in feet and metres, and made a comparison with the approximate number of bags that would fit.
|SKIP SIZE||CAPACITY||DIMENSIONS L x W x H (metres and feet)||Skip Details||iDEAL FOR||
2 YARD SKIP
|2 cubic yards
(1.5 cubic metres).
16 bin bags
|1.5m x 1m x 0.75m
5’0’’ x 3’4’’ x 2’5’’
|No door||The 2 yard skips are the smallest skips available for hire, ideal for small DIY jobs at home or in the office. This skip is suitable for all types of waste including garden waste such as soil and timber, building waste such as rubble, as well as commercial and industrial waste. The 2 yard skip takes up about half a car parking space so it will fit on a standard driveway easily.|
4 YARD SKIP
|4 cubic yards
(3 cubic metres)
33 bin bags
|1.8m x 1.1m x 0.95m
5’11’’ x 4’0’’ x 3’2’’
|Drop-down door||The 4 yard skips are our second smallest size skips available. These skips are suitable for small bathroom and kitchen refurbishments. They can be used for all types of household and garden waste disposal, as well as commercial and industrial waste. These skips have a drop-down door, so using a wheelbarrow to deposit your waste is easy. Large enough to hold a single bed or small sofa, this skip fits on a standard driveway and takes up slightly less than a small car parking space|
6 YARD SKIP
|6 cubic yards
(4 cubic metres).
50 bin bags
|2.6m x 1.5m x 1.2m
8’6’’ x 5’0’’ x 4’0’’
|Drop-down door||The 6 yard skip is one size down from our builders skip and can be used for slightly larger household/office renovations, and larger garden clear-outs. Designed for use with a wheelbarrow, these skips have a drop-down door which enables easy use and filling. When booking, please note which way you would like the door to be facing so our drivers can load the skip appropriately. The 6 yard skips are suitable for all types of waste and takes up a standard car parking space.|
8 YARD SKIP
|8 cubic yards
(6.1 cubic metres).
60 bin bags
|3.2m x 1.75m x 1.2m
10’6’’ x 5’9’’ x 4’0’’
|Drop-down door||The 8 yard skip is often referred to as the 'builders skip'. It has a large capacity, which makes it ideal for those bigger home/office renovations and garden or building projects. This type of skip is very popular, is available with a drop -down door for easy use with a wheelbarrow and will fit on any standard driveway. Please remember when booking to indicate which way you would like the door to be facing so our drivers can load the skip appropriately. The 8 yard skip is suitable for all waste types including soil, rubble, commercial and industrial waste.|
10 YARD SKIP
|10 cubic yards
(7.6 cubic metres).
80 bin bags
|3.5m x 1.75m x 1.5m
12’0’’ x 5’9’’ x 4’11’’
|No door||Our 10 yard skip is suitable for major projects such as house clearances or building work and refurbishments. The 10 yard skip is ideal for disposing of light, bulky materials but is not suitable for heavy waste items such as soil or rubble removal. The 8 yard skip is the largest skip size that should be used for heavy materials.|
12 YARD SKIP
|12 cubic yards
(9.8 cubic metres)
100 bin bags
|3.7m x 1.75m x 1.7m
12’2’’ x 5’9’’ x 5’6’’
|No door||The 12 yard skip is a popular skip size for industrial and commercial use. It is suitable for major projects and is ideal for the removal of lighter, bulky items. As with the 10 yard skip, it is not suitable for heavier waste items such as soil and rubble. The 8 yard skip is the largest skip size that should be used for heavy materials.|
14 YARD SKIP
|14 cubic yards
(10.7 cubic metres)
120 bin bags
|4.1m x 1.8m x 1.75m
13’1’’ x 5’9’’ x 5’11’’
|Lockable enclosed bins available||As with the smaller 10 and 12 yard skips, 14 yard skips are designed to hold lighter, bulky materials, making these skips ideal for big building projects and larger scale house clearances. These skips are not appropriate for heavy wastage such as earth or concrete. The 8 yard skip is the largest skip size that should be used for heavy materials.|
20 YARD SKIP
|20 cubic yards
(15.3 cubic metres).
200 bin bags
|6.1m x 2.4m x 1.2m||No door||The industrial 20 yard skip is usually used for large construction projects and can hold a high volume of building waste. It is suitable for lighter, bulky materials and also heavier waste such as stone and soil. It can be used for large domestic projects such as kitchen and bathroom remodels.|
40 YARD SKIP
|40 cubic yards
(30.8 cubic metres).
400 bin bags
|6.3m x 2.4m x 2.75m||No door||The industrial 40 yard skip is the largest skips size available and is designed for industrial purposes. These skips hold a very high volume of waste and are suitable for clients who require onsite rubbish disposal.|
choosing the best
skip for you?
What is a 20-yard skip used for?
20-yard skips are appropriate for industrial and construction projects because of the large amount of waste they can hold and the fact that they're designed to be rolled onto a lorry.
While skips larger than eight yards aren’t typically suitable for heavy waste, the 20-yard roll-on/off skip is able to support more weight so can be used for construction waste such as rubble and soil.
The 20-yard roll-on, roll-off skip (or ro-ro, as it’s commonly called) allows for a smooth collection and can be swiftly swapped for an empty container for sites with a high volume of waste.
20-yard, roll-on, roll-off skip: Dimensions
A 20-yard skip can hold 200 standard bin bags of waste (or 26 trailers).
Because the containers are 6.1 metres in length, they’re not generally compact enough to fit on the driveway of domestic premises and are most commonly used for larger commercial projects that require onsite waste management.
The 20-yard skip is our second-largest container behind the 40-yard skip, and as such, it’s unlikely your local authority will grant you a skip hire permit to keep it on a public road outside your premises.
20-yard, roll-on, roll-off skip: Cost and booking
Because 20-yard skips are usually only suitable for commercial and industrial projects, it’s best that we talk over the phone to discuss your specific waste management needs.
You can call one of your friendly members of staff, who’ll be happy to talk you through the services we offer for larger-scale projects and recommend the right size skip for your level of waste.
SunSkips uses a sophisticated screening line that allows us to sort mixed waste, but we may be able to offer a discount for single-stream waste as it assists us in our mission to divert as much waste from landfill as possible.
What you can expect from SunSkips when hiring a 20-yard skip
When managing large amounts of waste, the level of service your waste management company provides can really make or break your project.
SunSkips understands the consequences of an inefficient waste management process and can streamline your system so your outflow of waste is as optimised and cost-effective as possible.
Contact us today to schedule a waste audit or confirm your 20-yard skip booking.
Do you need a permit for a 20-yard skip?
As it’s unlikely you’ll be keeping your 20-yard container on a public road, you probably won’t need a permit to hire a skip of this size.
Local authorities are unlikely to grant you a permit for a 20-yard skip, but in certain cases where it may be possible, SunSkips can handle the application for you and deliver your skip along with the proper paperwork (£100 extra, including the fee from the local authority).
However, as 20-yard containers are heavy, especially those used for construction waste, it’s important to make sure the ground beneath the skip is level and can support the weight.
It’s also wise to consider access to the area around the skip, making sure the container doesn’t block entry for emergency vehicles or fire exits.